Katsiaficas, George N., 1949-

Asia's unknown uprisings. Volume 2, People power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947-2009 / People power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947-2009 George Katsiaficas. - Oakland, Calif. : PM Press, c2013. - xxi, 491 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A world of uprisings -- The Philippines -- Burma -- Tibet -- China -- Taiwan -- Nepal -- Bangladesh -- Thailand -- Indonesia -- People power and its limits -- The commune: freedom's phenomenological form -- Organizations and movements -- The changing face of the proletariat -- Uprisings in comparative perspective -- The system is the problem.

The grassroots movements in nine places in East Asia in the 1980s and 1990s are empirically reconstructed in this volume. Asian history, especially radical history, is a subject often glossed over in the West. Seeking to remedy that, this book begins with an overview of late-20th-century history, the context within which these movements arose. The author relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on the wave of uprisings that swept Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. Then, by detailing the histories.

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Revolutions -- Asia -- History.
Political participation -- Asia -- History.
Social conflict -- Asia -- History.


Asia -- Politics and government -- 1945-

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